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Throughout her career, attorney Ellen C. Freidin has been involved in efforts to eliminate gender bias in the legal system. She was chair of the Florida Bar Special Committee for Gender Equality in the Profession from 1991 to 1995, and has served on the executive committee of the Dade County Bar Association. In May 1996, Ms. Freidin was appointed to serve on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), a body appointed every 20 years to review the Florida Constitution. She successfully spearheaded efforts to persuade the CRC to include recognition of the equality of women in its proposals for constitutional change. She then led the successful campaign for voter approval. As a result of her efforts, a guarantee of equality for women is now embedded in the Florida Constitution.


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